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The Resource Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures, Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman

Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures, Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman

Label
Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures
Title
Priceless
Title remainder
how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman
Title variation
How I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Robert K. Wittman, the founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career, offering a real-life international thriller. The son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a twenty-year career going undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers, and black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid. Wittman tells the stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities: the golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king; the Rodin sculpture that inspired the Impressionist movement; the rare Civil War battle flag carried into battle by one of the nation's first African-American regiments. The art thieves and scammers he caught run the gamut from rich to poor, smart to foolish, organized criminals to desperate loners. Wittman has saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art and antiquities, but he considers them all equally priceless.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.16/287
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
N8795.5.W58
LC item number
W58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures, Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alla prima. Stagehand -- Crimes against history -- Provenance. Making of an agent -- Mask of the man with the broken nose -- The accident -- Inspiration -- A new life -- Body of work. The gold man -- History out the back door -- A blood cloth -- Befriend & betray -- The con artist -- A hot hand -- The property of a lady -- National treasure -- Art crime team -- The old master -- Operation masterpiece. Mrs. Gardner -- Cold case -- A French connection -- Laurenz & Sunny -- Allies & enemies --- A coward has no scar -- Suspicious minds -- End game
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307461476
Lccn
2009049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn437298775
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn642900936
Label
Priceless : how I went undercover to rescue the world's stolen treasures, Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alla prima. Stagehand -- Crimes against history -- Provenance. Making of an agent -- Mask of the man with the broken nose -- The accident -- Inspiration -- A new life -- Body of work. The gold man -- History out the back door -- A blood cloth -- Befriend & betray -- The con artist -- A hot hand -- The property of a lady -- National treasure -- Art crime team -- The old master -- Operation masterpiece. Mrs. Gardner -- Cold case -- A French connection -- Laurenz & Sunny -- Allies & enemies --- A coward has no scar -- Suspicious minds -- End game
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307461476
Lccn
2009049083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn437298775
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn642900936

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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